December

01

2022

Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation Since we opened our doors in 1987, Siloam Mission has focused on alleviating hardships for those affected by poverty and homelessness in this place we now call Winnipeg. We recognize that the trauma faced by Indigenous Peoples in Canada are rooted in colonial and racist attitudes which led to the […]

December

01

2022

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August

11

2022

Community Supporting Community

Sharing The Love Through Food A community celebration this spring became a blessing for more than just those who attended.  The Norwood Community Centre’s Spring Fling brought together hundreds of residents for a free community event with food and family activities. When the event was over, organizers realized they had plenty of unopened food left […]

August

11

2022

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August

09

2022

Siloam Loves Volunteers

Celebrating Deb: Our Volunteer Hours Record-Holder Debra Fontaine is a familiar face around Siloam, having volunteered for over 15 years. With 6544 recorded hours spent volunteering, she holds the record for most volunteer hours – and has likely spent many more than that. For many years, Deb has been a dedicated and compassionate volunteer, working […]

August

09

2022

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August

09

2022

Amber’s Story

Amber had been involved with gangs and selling drugs for well over a decade, but it was after she lost her daughter to Child and Family Services that she decided to take action in her life. “I decided to overdose myself so I could get into detox faster and they would take me seriously,” she […]

August

09

2022

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January

20

2021

Safe at Home Manitoba

As a recipient of the Safe at Home Manitoba grant, we are putting together 219 Boredom Buster Boxes for community members! The boxes vary in theme from art (72), wellness (67), and games (80). These boxes are for people that have been recently housed so that they can stay home, stay safe, and stay connected. […]

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January

20

2021

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December

21

2020

Having a home is a gift

By Jim Bell, CEO, Siloam Mission ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press ** I’ll be home for Christmas. And hopefully, so will you. That song is a favourite for many of us during the holidays. We all seem to love the cozy sentiment. But in a year where many of us […]

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December

21

2020

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November

24

2020

Waiting is sometimes the hardest part

By Jim Bell, CEO, Siloam Mission ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press ** You’ve probably heard of the long waiting list to get into addictions treatment programs in Manitoba. People who are desperate for help often have to wait weeks, if not months, to be admitted into a program. But did […]

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November

24

2020

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November

04

2020

Home is a feeling, not just a place

By Jim Bell, CEO, Siloam Mission ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press ** The small girl at the back of the room raised her hand. “When you say it that way, maybe I’m homeless too.” The room fell silent. When it was still safe to do so, Siloam Mission would often host […]

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November

04

2020

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September

28

2020

Working Toward a New Kind of Normal

By Jim Bell, CEO, Siloam Mission ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press ** Schools are back in session. Stores are open. Families and friends are enjoying each other’s company. And for many of us, our days are business as usual — with certain inconveniences like wearing a mask. On the surface, […]

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September

28

2020

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July

15

2020

Health is the Real Treasure

By Jim Bell, CEO, Siloam Mission ** This column first appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press ** Would you rather be wealthy or healthy? One thing the coronavirus pandemic has made clear is that no earthly treasure can compare to having a clean bill of health. Most people with white collar jobs and sit very […]

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July

15

2020

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